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Upside Reversal Days in the Stock Market: What Comes Next?

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Blame Uncle Sam for the demise of Sirius

posted 285 weeks ago on BloggingStocks
Filed under: Deals, Bad news, Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI)The stock market is tough enough to navigate without having to deal with roadblocks that have nothing to do with corporate execution of a business plan or normal supply-and-demand dynamics for equity securities. We make an investment on reasonable assumptions and take the risk that such assumptions pan out. What we can't do is foresee events that are totally outside of the control of the company, economy, or ourselves. For example, if we buy a stock of a company that utilizes acquisitions as part of its strategy, we can safely assume from past examples that the government will approve or disapprove such acquisitions in a reasonable amount of time.Continue reading Blame Uncle Sam for the demise of SiriusBlame Uncle Sam for the demis

DailyFinance today: An ideal portfolio, oil contango, stimulus bill and more ...

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Filed under: Alcoa Inc (AA) Ask me your investing questions: An ideal portfolio Crude contango: As inventories build, oil prices do strange new dance Stimulus bill is only 64% stimulation Alcoa wins big as China invests in Rio Tinto Should you buy into Harvard's biggest public investment? Stock picks and pans: T, PSA, INSU, FLWS, WMI, EK, JCP, FO DailyFinance today: An ideal portfolio, oil contango, stimulus bill and more ... originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 12

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Choose Verizon (VZ), if you're just as cautious as its subscribers

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Filed under: Verizon Communications (VZ), Stocks to BuyThis market isn't fit for most investors, but if you have the risk tolerance to own (or increase a position in) a stock or two, consider a utility. But not just any utility. We're talking a well-capitalized utility. With solid revenue streams. And a large, moneyed customer base. And dominate positions in key markets. Hey, this is not a market for 'experimental business models' and 'iffy' stock plays, which is why Verizon is worth a review.Continue reading Choose Verizon (VZ), if you're just as cautious as its subscribersChoose Verizon (VZ), if you're just as cautious as its subscribers originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

Coke is 'the real thing'

posted 285 weeks ago on BloggingStocks
Filed under: Earnings reports, Good news, Coca-Cola (KO), Bargain stocks, Stocks to BuyYou wouldn't know it by listening to the media, but there is money to be made on the long side of the market. We all know the economy is horrible, but certain companies are doing well in this environment no matter how tough it is for everyone else. Case in point is The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO). The world's largest soft drink maker released earnings today that beat expectations, and shares were up more than 7% today.Continue reading Coke is 'the real thing'Coke is 'the real thing' originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

Home prices continue to drop, but is it really a bad thing?

posted 285 weeks ago on BloggingStocks
Filed under: Bad news, Consumer experience, Economic data, Housing, Recession, Financial CrisisWe all know that the real estate market is in trouble, and another sign of just how bad things are came out today as the National Association of Realtors announced another steep drop in home prices during the fourth quarter.The NAR started keeping comprehensive data on home sales back in 1979, and in that time period there has not been another quarter that saw home prices drop as much as they did in the fourth quarter of last year. So just how much did values drop? A massive 12.4%.Continue reading Home prices continue to drop, but is it really a bad thing?Home prices continue to drop, but is it really a bad thing? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:04:00 EST. Please see

Netflix (NFLX): What goes up, must come down

posted 285 weeks ago on The StockMasters - Financial News, Stock Market Trading, the Best Stocks fo
Shares of Netflix, Inc.(Public, NASDAQ:NFLX) are up 40% in the last 52 weeks amid a struggling economy. How long can they defy the recession? Netflix Inc.'s Q4 profit climbed 45 percent to surpass analysts' estimates, boosted by the appeal of its relatively inexpensive DVD rental and Internet streaming service during the budget-crimping recession. It's quite amazing that NFLX is in the position it's in today. read more

Is this the 'Great Recession' and how will we get out of it?

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Filed under: Recession, Financial CrisisFound an interesting article from Reuters, noting that investors specializing in distressed debt and bankruptcy believe that our current recession will "last at least three years and possibly longer absent a revival in credit markets." Michael Psaros, managing partner at KPS Capital Partners told Reuters, "This is going to be a three- to four-year disaster," and used the term "Great Recession" when discussing the current crisis.Continue reading Is this the 'Great Recession' and how will we get out of it?Is this the 'Great Recession' and how will we get out of it? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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